Monday, June 20, 2016

Iran Is Claiming To Have Foiled Major Terror Attacks By Sunni Militants

The photograph shows Tehran's skyline at night with the Milad tower, the sixth tallest tower in the world, May 3, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/MARIUS BOSCH

BBC: Iran 'foils plot by Sunni militants to bomb Tehran'

The authorities in Iran have thwarted a plot by Sunni militants to bomb targets in the capital Tehran and other cities, the intelligence ministry says.

The ministry said members of an "anti-Islamic terrorist takfiri group" had been arrested and explosives seized.

The intelligence ministry gave no further details about the suspects.

"Takfiri" is a term used by officials in Shia Iran to describe Sunni extremists who declare other Muslims as apostates deserving of death.

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More News On Iran's Claim To Have Foiled Major Terror Attacks By Sunni Militants

Iran Claims Disrupting Major 'Terrorist Plot' in the Country -- AP
Iran thwarts attacks in Tehran, other cities - intelligence ministry -- Reuters
Iran thwarts major 'terror plot': state media -- AFP
Iran State Media Says 'Biggest' Terror Plot Against Tehran Has Been Foiled -- NBC
Iran: 'Ramadan terror plot' on Tehran foiled -- CNN
Iran foils 'one of the biggest terror plots' to target Tehran -- UPI
Iranian State TV Claims Officials Busted Massive Terror Plot -- VOA
Iranian Authorities Thwart Bombing Plots In Tehran, ‘Biggest Terrorist Plot’ To Ever Target The Shiite Capital -- IBTimes
Iran Thwarts Biggest-Ever Plot to Strike Tehran: State TV -- Newsweek

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